Student Leader Application

Welcome! This is the central information page for UCSC Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA)(PDF) applications and position information. To submit your application, please navigate to Handshake.

We have opened up the campus-wide 2024-25 academic year application process for the RA/NA positions. Please refer to the following deadlines when applying for all areas:

Applications available: December 22, 2023 

Application deadline: January 28, 2024

Individual interviews: February 12-16, 2024

Decisions sent to candidates: March 8, 2024


Information about 2024-25 Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) positions will be available soon.


RA/NA Information Sessions

Date Time Location Method Passcode (if Zoom)
January 11
3:00pm–4:00pm University Town Center In person N/A
January 11
5:30pm–6:30pm RCC Red Room In person N/A
January 11
6:00pm–7:00pm Zoom Zoom 696164
January 11
7:00pm–8:00pm Village Community Lounge (F5 Bldg) In Person N/A
January 15
2:00pm–3:00pm Zoom Zoom 822825
January 17
4:00pm–5:00pm Zoom Zoom None
January 16
3:00pm–4:00pm Zoom Zoom 488378
January 16
4:00pm–5:00pm Zoom Zoom None
January 24
1:00pm–2:00pm College Nine Namaste Lounge In Person N/A
January 24
6:00pm–7:00pm Cultural Center at Merrill In Person N/A
January 26
3:00pm–4:00pm Porter I-Lounge In Person N/A

Information Session Slides can be reviewed here. (You must be logged in to your UCSC Google account to review the slides)

2024-25 RA/NA Application

(Please note there is a Supplemental Form in the Handshake Application. Your application will not be considered complete if the supplemental form is not completed. Please ensure you verify that all pieces of the application have been completed for your submission to count.)


Interview Resource Packet (more information coming in February)



Career Center Workshop

Interview Preparation


College Student Life Involvement Opportunities

If you find that the RA/NA or PA/CA jobs are not of your interest, please consider some of the following linked skill-building opportunities:

College Nine and John R. Lewis College

Cowell & Stevenson 


  • Student jobs in the Crown Programs Office include: Programs Assistant, Historian position, Posting position, Orientation Welcome Leader, Lead Orientation Welcome Leader, Social Fiction Coordinator (primarily Winter quarter position), CUIP Intern Visual Communications Assistant (new position for 2022 - 2023 academic year)
  • Student jobs with Crown/Merrill (CR/MR) Event/Tech Crew include Crew member and Crew Manager.
  • Student jobs in the College Academic Advising Office as Peer Advisor and Lead Peer Advisor 
  • Student jobs with Crown Provost Office include Core Peer Navigator and Leader Core Peer Navigator (work with Crown Core Faculty and support Frosh in Crown Core Courses)
  • Other College jobs include: Mailroom Clerk, Admin Office Assistant, Residential Education Office Assistant, Student Maintenance, Student Groundskeeper, Dining Hall Staff (various positions), Summer Maintenance Crew


  • Positions in the Programs and Leadership Office: Program Assistant and Orientation Welcome Leader
  • College Events Crew, Mailroom Clerk, Admin Office Assistant, Residential Education Office Assistant, Summer Maintenance Crew




Rachel Carson College

Student Conduct



Position Descriptions

Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF) [updated 2024-25 version coming soon]

Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF)